Folktales & Stories with Pamela Badila

Photo Credit: JD Urban

Program Description: Pamela Badila, folkteller & performance artist, reads, tells and perform folktales from around the world with children and their families. This special story hour gives families the opportunity to explore stories, told through generations, that formed the traditions and ethics of particular cultures. Craft and music activities follow the folktelling.

Date/Time: Sundays, 2-3pm beginning September 9 Continue reading

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Cookie Decorating Workshop for Children + Grandparents

In collaboration with the City of Hudson Senior Center we are excited to co-present a cookie workshop for children and their grandparents Wednesday, March 28 from 3:30 -4:30pm

Kathy Parchuck, children’s library assistant teams up with culinary artist Theresa Corrigan, proud grandmother of eight and former student of the Culinary Institute of America. Theresa will share her icing techniques and whimsical style to help you and the little ones turn sugar cookies into edible works of art. While this program focuses on grandparents and grandchildren, families in general are warmly invited. Continue reading

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Summer Reading Program

Only the most recent five Summer Reading Programs are shown here. Go to Summer Reading Programs Archive for complete listings

Posted: July 11, 2018
Children, Programs, Summer Reading

Folktales & Stories for Little Ones & Their Families

Program Description: While Pamela Badila is on summer hiatus, Sam Gruber, Summer Reading teacher and Library Assistant, reads and tells traditional stories from around the world with music, performance and crafts for children and their families.

Date/Time: Sundays, 1-2pm. July 1 through August 26.

Suggested Audience: Children of all ages

Preregistration: Not required

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Posted: July 10, 2018
Children, Programs, Summer Reading, Young Adults

Sounds of Summer for Youth of All Ages

Program Description: Sounds of Summer, our youth summer reading program, focuses on music, sound and books and activities on those topics. Summer Reading helps to build literacy skills while also maintaining a positive attitude towards reading and learning during summer vacation.

Date/Time: Monday – Friday, July 9 – August 10, 10am – 12pm

 The Sounds of Summer is led by children’s librarian Janice Scali; Marlene Parmentier, MC Smith Intermediate teacher; and one of the newest members of our staff, Sam Gruber. This summer reading program includes stories, lessons on a variety of topics, arts and crafts projects and fun physical activities for kids! Guests, like Hudson Mayor Rick Rector, Earth Scientist Wayne Kinney and Music Teacher Patricia Almstead read and do activities with the children. This program is recommended for Pre-K to elementary school aged children, but all ages are welcome.

Youth are also invited to log their reading this summer. Each time you read a book this summer, submit your book info via our online Summer Reading Book Log or pick up a paper book log at the library, the Greenport Town Park Little Free Library or the Greenport Town Hall Little Free Library. There will be special prizes and rewards for program attendance and summer reading log entries.

workshops for tweens and teens 

In addition to our daily Summer Reading Program, the Hudson Area Library Tween Advisory Council, composed of youth ages 8-12 who create and host library events for their peers, have planned DIBS (Do It Better Series). DIBS is a series of workshops that offer participants the chance to work with an expert in a specialized field to help define, refine and explore in a judgement free zone. This program will include workshops on painting with artist Jeffrey Gibson and sound exploration with Deep Listening Institute, as well as a Creative Writing & Performance workshop.

The library continues its partnership with the City of Hudson Youth Center and various art organizations and spaces in the Mid-Hudson region to offer collaborative field trips for tweens and teens. This includes Watch + Talk, a new film screening series with Basilica Hudson in collaboration with the New York International Children’s Film Festival, and a private tour of El Anatsui, the new exhibition at Jack Shainman’s The School Kinderhook.

 Happy Summer Reading!

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Posted: July 3, 2018
Programs, Summer Reading, Young Adults

DIBS: Do It Better Series

 

As part of our Summer Reading Program the Hudson Area Library Tween Advisory Council is pleased to present “DIBS” or Do It Better Series. A series of free workshops throughout the summer. Each workshop pairs participants with an expert in a particular field to help define, refine and explore in a judgement free zone. This program is open to ALL LEVELS OF EXPERIENCE. Space is limited for these workshops! Register today by email: youth@hudsonarealibrary.org or call: 518-828-1792.

HERE COMES TREBLE

Wednesday, August 15, 12-3pm

A music free for all! Bring your instrument or grab one in the workshop!

Here Comes Treble is a youth education project by musician/artists Rebecca Borrer and Thomas Roeschlein.

 

PAST DIBS WORKSHOPS

Creative Writing & Performance with Joey de Jesus, Tuesday- Wednesday, July 24-25, 12-3pm

Non-fiction prose, poetics, fiction. Learn to not only develop your voice through your word but also the confidence to perform them.

Joey de Jesus is a poet and editor. He is the is Poetry Editor of Apogee Journal and the New York Foundation of the Arts  2017 Poetry Fellow.

 

Exploring Sound with Deep Listening Institute, Tuesday, July 17, 12-2pm

Exploring the difference between hearing and listening, promoting improvisation and playfulness.   

Deep Listening Institute (DLI) promotes the music and Deep Listening practice of pioneer composer Pauline Oliveros, providing a unique approach to music, literature, art, meditation, technology and healing.  It fosters creative innovation across boundaries and across abilities, among artists and audience, musicians and non-musicians, healers and the physically or cognitively challenged, and children of all ages.

Charles Zotique is a composer, teacher, and PhD candidate based in New York and the Berkshires. He has studied at Fordham University, Juilliard Evening Division, and University at Buffalo. Charles enjoys creating, conducting, performing, and studying with individuals of all ages and backgrounds. Current teaching appointments at Berkshire Country Day School (MA) and University at Buffalo (NY).

 

Sha-He, Tuli & Kai painting in the studio of artist Jeffrey Gibson. June 27,2018

Painting with Jeffrey Gibson. Wednesday, June 27, 11am

Jeffrey Gibson grew up in major urban centers in the United States, Germany, Korea, England and elsewhere. He is also a member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians and half Cherokee. This unique combination of global cultural influences converge in his multi-disciplinary practice. Gibson’s artwork intermingles elements of traditional Native American art with contemporary artistic references. Gibson’s artworks are in the permanent collections of many major art museums, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Smithsonian, the National Gallery of Canada, the Nasher, the Nerman, Crystal Bridges, and the Denver Art Museum. Recent solo exhibitions include SCAD Museum of Art (Savannah and Atlanta), the National Academy Museum in New York, The Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, and the Cornell Museum of Fine Art.

 

 

 

 

Hudson Area Library’s Tween Advisory Council, is a committee made up of youth (ages 8-12) who take on a leadership role in creating and hosting library events and workshops for their peers.

 

 

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Posted: June 12, 2018
Programs, Summer Reading, Young Adults

Hack The Library Open Registration

Program Description: We are happy to announce the third year of the library’s Hack The Library program. Hack the Library is a week long digital art workshop series. Participants will learn how to create music, gifs, video and using open source or free software and smartphones all while collaborating with digital arts professionals currently working in the field. Instructors include filmmakers Zia Anger and Theo Anthony, NYC-based music non-profit Sonic Arts for All, musician Angelina Dreem, photographer Emma McCann and musician Peter McPartland. Space is limited please email youth@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 or stop by the circulation desk to register today! 

Date/ Time: Monday, July 9 through Friday, July 13 from 10-3pm

Suggested Audience: tween and teens aged  8 – 17 years old

Digital art is a medium that uses digital technology to create works of art. Participants will learn how to use the differing programs necessary to construct, share and maximize ideas culminating in a collaborative session in which participants will create on site at the Hudson Area Library. These labs encompass sound, video and images made for but not limited to digital distribution. Labs will be run by artists whose work are specialized in the field.

Breakfast and Lunch will be provided during the sessions. To see past work by HACK participants check out hackthelibrary.tumblr.com

Hack The Library is made possible in part with public funds from the Decentralization Program of NYS Council on the Arts, Administered in Greene County by the Greene County Council on the Arts through the Community Arts Grant.

 

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Posted: May 18, 2018
Children, Programs, Summer Reading, Young Adults

Summer Reading Kick-Off Party!

Program Description: Join us to celebrate and register for the library’s Summer Reading Program. Participants will make their own musical instruments and later be able to join with the Diata Diata International Folkloric Theater for a drum circle and musical games. We will have other special guests, craft activities and will also be providing families with Summer Reading Logs, book giveaways and ice cream!

Date/Time: Saturday, June 2 from 3-5pm.

Suggested Audience: This is a family event!

Diata Diata International Folkloric Theatre, is primarily a ballet Africain modeled in preservation of traditional African heritage. The company was founded in Paris, France by Elombe Andre Badila, co founder of the First National Ballet of the Congo, and wife Pamela Badila, who met Andre after touring the Ivory Coast. These days, Pamela is joined by several of her 10 children as they continue to perform educational concerts and cultural festivals throughout the Northeast.

The library’s summer reading program is Mondays – Fridays, 10am – 12pm, from July 9 through August 10. In addition, there are special programs including those planned by the library’s Tween Advisory Council. Visit the library website (hudsonarealibrary.org) for more information.

Diata Diata is an organization of seasoned performers who enjoy bringing a message of humble acknowledgement for all nature’s gifts. Programs are available to serve youth audiences and the general public with a focus on appreciation of the values derived from a healthy community dynamic. This is achieved through a variety of programs featuring music, song, dance, and folk life stories as established by our ancestors.

This event is free and open to the public. It will take place in the library, which is wheelchair accessible. For more information email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org, call 518.828.1792 x101, or visit the main desk in the library.

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Spring Break Activities in the Children’s Room

Kids Break Week

During the Hudson City School District’s Spring Break, the Children’s Room will offer special programming each day as well as our regularly scheduled programming. We hope you’ll join us! All ages welcome!

Tuesday

Poetry & Songs en Espanol
Tuesday, April 15, 12pm-2pm

Will Pflaum, of Hudson’s new homeschool group HATCH, will translate an old Spanish poem that has never before been translated into English. Pflaum, who will instruct this program entirely in Spanish, will also teach kids a song from Argentina & have his guitar & drums on hand for some musical fun!

Kids Fun Night
Tuesday, April 15, 3:30pm-7:30pm

Wednesday

Pre-K Story Hour
Wednesday, April 16, 10am-11am

What Can You Make With an Egg Carton?
Wednesday, April 16, 12pm-5pm

A critter garden. A flower wreath. Tulips, goggles, fish, ships, owls, & turtles! Use recycled cardboard egg cartons to make any of these ideas, or come up with your own!

Scholarshop with Operation Unite
Wednesday, April 16, 4pm-5pm

ESL Language Enrichment
Wednesday, April 16, 6pm-8pm

Thursday

Pre-K Story Hour
Thursday, April 17, 10am-11am

Make Your Garden Grow!
Thursday, April 17th from 12-5pm

The Kids First Initiative, the Hudson Community Garden, & the HCSD Enrichment Initiative have collaborated for this exciting program. We will plant basil, parsley, lavender, mint, calendula, marigold, lemon balm & kale seeds using paper towel tubes & organic soil. Information will be provided on how to care for your plants at home & ideas for using your herbs, flowers, & veggies in recipes & teas.

Friday

Hear a Poem, Draw a Picture!
Friday, April 18th from 12pm-3pm

During this program, kids will listen to poems & use their imaginations to draw pictures of what’s happening in the poems.

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April Children’s Programs

earth day

In April, we celebrate National Poetry Month & Earth Day on April 22. Throughout the month, the Children’s Room will host activities that celebrate our amazing Earth, including recycled art, seed planting, & an educational nature program. In honor of National Poetry Month, we will have a special workshop with poetry & songs in Spanish & a program where we invite kids to draw pictures of what comes to their imaginations while listening to poems. The Friends of the Hudson Area Library will wrap up the month with a Kids Poetry Reciting Contest. During the Hudson City School District’s Spring Break, the Children’s Room will have extra staff hours: Tues., April 15 (12-8PM), Wed. April 16 (10AM-8PM), Thurs., April 17 & Fri., April 18 (10AM-5PM). The Children’s Room special events calendar is listed below. To see a list of ongoing programs, visit our programs page on our website.

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